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The Secret to Being a Productive Human: Take More Breaks (and Naps!)

According to science (and Daniel H. Pink, author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing), people spend too much time thinking about what and how we do things instead of when.<p>If you've ever been on the receiving end of a "the timing's just off" break-up line, and thought your partner's …

Productivity

Helpful Tricks and Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills | Times Square Chronicles

Helpful Tricks and Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills<p>A talented writer is definitely a calling but this doesn’t mean that only a few people can …

Creative Writing

Pope Francis: sinners can become saints, but the corrupt cannot

David is a saint, even if he was a sinner; the great and wise Solomon, on the other hand, was rejected by the Lord because he was corrupt. Pope …

Christianity

6 Things I Learnt from my First 20,000 Words on Medium

Six tips that can help you along your writing journeyThere may be a long road ahead, but don’t forget the road you’ve already conquered. Photo by …

Creative Writing

How top athletes dip into usually inaccessible reserves of strength and endurance

From young women hoisting vehicles in dire circumstances to powerlifters heaving unbelievable loads, fits of hysterical strength do happen, but why?<p>At the 1983 World's Strongest Man competition, in Christchurch, New Zealand, a fresh-faced Canadian powerlifter named Tom Magee, later known as MegaMan …

Gymnastics

How to be more efficient with your writing

Photo by Mike Tinnion on UnsplashIf you’re like me, then sometimes even thinking about what to write has its stages of drudgery and triumph.You …

Creative Writing

The book that completely changed the way I approach my life and career

One of the biggest mysteries in modern day life is something that we're all guilty of.<p>Please answer me this: Why do we work 8-9 hours a day so that we can earn free time, while we endlessly waste that hard-earned free time?<p>Have you ever looked at it this way? It's an absurd way of living. And yet, …

Self-improvement

Want a Lucrative Side Hustle This Year? Read This 1 Book Immediately

Time to make that paper.<p>The podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller showcases creatives who make a living doing what they love. It tells the stories of people who have figured out how to pursue their life's purpose and get paid for it (it was also, incidentally, the #1 podcast in the "New …

Entrepreneurship

Christianity: Is It Really About God, Or Manipulation And Greed?

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) I give truth and common sense priority over any kind of political or religious ideology, because politics and religion are one and …

Faith

Vonnegut's 8 Rules for the Short Story

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.2. Give the reader at least one character he or …

Kurt Vonnegut

8 brilliant innovations helping homeless populations around the world

Homelessness is widespread and hard to solve, affecting more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world.<p>It's a complex …

Housing

The aging brain: A conversation with a cognitive psychologist

My colleague Tracie White recently wrote about cognitive psychologist Ruth O’Hara’s research on worrying and its impact on cognition, memory and …

Stanford University

‘Most of us are too busy to be better’: the lazy person's guide to self-improvement

If you can really improve yourself in just 10 minutes a day, as the self-help gurus claim, Tim Dowling is all for it<p>• Yoga for lazy people<p>I am lying on a mat, looking up at the bright blue of the skylight above me. I exhale purposefully, then let my lungs reinflate of their own accord. I am trying …

How to Write Posts That Actually Get Read and Shared

I had a call the other day with an entrepreneur who told me that his blog articles are like an echo chamber; it feels like he is talking to himself. …

How many transgender kids grow up to stay trans?

The National Post recently covered the CBC’s cancellation of a BBC documentary about transgender children (Why CBC cancelled a BBC documentary that …

LGBTQI

Christ’s message ‘upsetting’ and defies ‘religious power’, Pope says

ROME – Marking the feast of Christianity’s original martyr, Pope Francis on Tuesday said St. Stephen’s story illustrates that the message of Jesus …

Pope Francis

Tim Ferriss Says You Need This Superpower to Achieve Mental Toughness (In Fact, It Saved His Life)

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

Tim Ferriss

11 Simple Ways To Make Sure You Write More In 2018

As another year drags itself across the finish line, many of us are starting to think about our goals for next year. Sure, 2017 had its horrible …

Creative Writing

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re doing, it’s hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There’s a lack of clarity on <i>how to</i> …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Jerry Seinfeld's Secret to Being More Productive and Healthier, In Just 4 Words

In just 4 simple and straight-forward words, Jerry Seinfeld breaks down the key to better health and productivity.<p>Whether you're looking to improve your health, wealth, creativity, or transform your year-- Jerry Seinfeld's rise as a comedian can provide a valuable blueprint to achieving your …

Workers Won't Profit From Corporate Tax Windfall

Companies are preparing to buy back stock and increase dividends. In other words, to reward capital instead of labor.<p>Even before the Republican tax bill was signed, companies were lining up to take advantage of one of its key provisions: the new, lower rate designed to lure profits earned abroad …

Investing

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

15 High Protein Vegan Recipes for the Next Time Someone Asks You Where You Get Your Protein From

One of the most common questions vegans get is: Where do you get your protein from? I get this question almost every time someone finds out I don’t …

Why humans are cruel

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.<p>Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?<p>The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. In the case of …

German History

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning

Want a five to 15 percent boost in learning speed? Then make this dead simple change to your study habits.<p>We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study …

3 myths about the poor that Republicans are using to support slashing US safety net

Republicans continue to use long-debunked myths about the poor as they defend lower taxes for the rich and deep cuts to the social safety net to pay …

Income Inequality

Don't argue with the Devil - he's much more intelligent than us, says Pope Francis

The Devil is more intelligent than mere mortals and should never be argued with, Pope Francis has warned.<p>Satan is not a metaphor or a nebulous concept but a real person armed with dark powers, the Pope said in forthright remarks made during a television interview.<p>“He is evil, he’s not like mist. …

By Asking Himself This 9-Word Question, Tim Ferriss Changed His Life

In his most recent book, <i>Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World,</i> Tim Ferriss openly admits to having at least a partial mid-life crises.<p>Having turned 40 in the year 2017, having had several friends die, and many other key events occur, Ferriss sat to his journal (a common …

Tim Ferriss

Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

Michael Phelps